There’s no point burying your head in the snow: these five weeks are also an opportunity to enjoy the exceptional cultural activities available in the city centre.

Brussels city museum

  • Maison du Roi, Grand-Place

Brussels City Museum tells us everything we need to know about Brussels’s long and tumultuous history. Masterpieces of painting and sculpture, model illustrating the city in the 13th century, exceptional tapestries… And you can admire the real Manneken-Pis statue!


10:00 to 17:00 Tuesday to Sunday
Closed Mondays, 25.12 and 01.01.

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Garde-robe de Manneken-pis

  • rue du Chêne 19, 1000 Bruxelles

The Manneken-Pis, whose original statue is kept at Brussels City Museum, is the city’s biggest star and the only statue in the world to have over 1,000 costumes.

The exhibition presents nearly 150 exceptional costumes from around the world and arranged by theme.

This year, a window display will showcase five of the costumes that the capital’s ketje wears during its travels.


10:00 to 17:00 Tuesday to Sunday

Closed Mondays, 25.12 and 01.01.


The exhibition La Vie matérielle is a dialogue between twelve Italian and Belgian artists on the link between art and life. It explores and relates the artistic journey to personal experience.

By reusing or decontextualizing organic materials and everyday objects and giving them a new life, the artists in the exhibition bridge the divide between artistic disciplines.

These very diverse works (assemblages, videos, drawings, sculptures, installations) blend the finished and the unfinished, the knowing and the sensing.


09.12.2021 to 13.03.2022.

A collaboration between Palazzo Magnani (Reggio Emilia, Italy) and CENTRALE for contemporary art (Brussels)

Fashion and lace museum

"Brussels Touch"

  • Rue de la Violette 12 – 1000 Bruxelles

Whether Belgians, visiting students or expats, designers are inspired by our unique city to explore new horizons.

This unprecedented exhibition shows us Brussels’s influence on contemporary fashion, from the 1980s to today, through the talent of 33 male and female designers.


Until 15 May 2022.

10:00 to 17:00 Tuesday to Sunday. Closed Mondays, 25/12 and 01/01


21st Brussels festival méditerranean film festival

  • Cinéma Palace, Cinéma Aventure et Bozar

For its 21st edition, Cinemamed is back with audiences at Palace Cinema, Aventure Cinema and Bozar.

The festival is again providing a selection of online films on the Sooner platform.

This edition is highlighting the determination of young people, role of women and changing attitudes within society.
Cinemamed champions inclusion, multiculturality and interaction.


02 to 11/12
Palace Cinema, Aventure Cinema and Bozar

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Expo "Witches"

  • espace Vanderborght

This exhibition is an artistic, cultural, historic and social exploration of the figure of the witch through the ages, realities and representations, from the end of the Middle Ages to current feminist movements.


Espace Vanderborght
27/10/2021 to 16.01/2022
10:00 to 18:00

Wednesday to Monday (closed Tuesdays) (last admission at 17:00)

Closed on 25.12 and 01.01

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Brussels Jazz Weekend

  • place du nouveau marché au grain

Stop off at the pretty Place du Nouveau Marché aux Grain to enjoy a friendly festival under the “Salon Perdu” mirrored marquee.

Addictive swing and lindy hop to live music (Friday), big names in the Belgian jazz scene, experimental jazz (Saturday and Sunday)… we have it all!


10, 11 et 12 December

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